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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

The Perfect Candidate
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The Perfect Candidate

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

Computing Does Not Support Its Infrastructure
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Computing Does Not Support Its Infrastructure

All large, multinational companies that depend on their intellectual prowess are able to avoid most taxation. Two factors enable the trend: first intellectual property...

Doing It Right or Doing It Over?
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Doing It Right or Doing It Over?

Not everyone hits on America, who for India sets sail.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Academia . . .
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Academia . . .

Aria Haghighi, an award-winning natural language processing researcher, describes his trek from a tenure-track faculty job at UMass-Amherst to his decision to leave...

The Ph.D. Grind: Lead From Below
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The Ph.D. Grind: Lead From Below

A common question faced by young professionals is, "How can I implement my own creative initiatives when I am at the very bottom of an established hierarchy?"

Research {Preposition} Infrastructure
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Research {Preposition} Infrastructure

Computing research and advanced computing infrastructure–each is dependent on the other in a myriad of subtle and complex ways, yet each is profoundly different...

Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?
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Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?

One of the most popular panels at Snowbird was "Publication Models in Computing Research: Is a Change Needed? Are We Ready for a Change?"  

My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely
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My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely

Although there are daunting technical challenges posed by big data in science and engineering, the social and economic challenges are just as difficult, though...

Connecting Science to Society
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Connecting Science to Society

As America debates how to get through these tough economic times, research funding for science and engineering may get lost in the clamor. Here are some suggestions...

Yes, Computer Scientists Are Hypercritical
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Yes, Computer Scientists Are Hypercritical

Are computer scientists hypercritical? Are we more critical than scientists and engineers in other disciplines? Some numbers from the National Science Foundation...

The Nastiness Problem in Computer Science
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The Nastiness Problem in Computer Science

Are we malevolent grumps? Nothing personal, but as a community computer scientists sometimes seem to succumb to negativism.

Research in Agile Development Practices
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Research in Agile Development Practices

Recent research in Agile development practices has identified that self-organizing teams spontaneously assume some previously unclassified roles and practices to...

Works in Progress: MIA
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Works in Progress: MIA

It is time we extracted a sample of cultural DNA from computing's history and engineered a new generation of contemplative, informal workshops. After gestation,...

Watts Humphrey: In Honor of a Pioneer
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Watts Humphrey: In Honor of a Pioneer

Watts Humphrey left us a few weeks ago. His contributions to professional software engineering have been essential.

Technology Transfer: A Contact Sport
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Technology Transfer: A Contact Sport

The success or failure of technology transfer depends on many factors. No single mechanism is guaranteed to succeed, though there are many mechanisms that are likely...

Research in the Wild: Making Research Work in Industry
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Research in the Wild: Making Research Work in Industry

What is the best way to organize researchers into a company?  An independent research lab?  Mixing researchers in with product teams? Or not hiring researchers...

Why Is Great Design So Hard?
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Why Is Great Design So Hard?

Why is good design so hard to accomplish for organizations? People are coming to the realization that design really matters, but it's not that they don't want to...

Are You Invisible?
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Are You Invisible?

If you sit in your office and just focus on doing your work, you’re invisible, Patty Azzarello says. Here’s her career advice on how to be recognized at your work...
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